[Nix-dev] Again: Why don't these people have commit access

John Wiegley johnw at newartisans.com
Sun Jan 18 18:30:31 CET 2015

>>>>> Michael Raskin <7c6f434c at mail.ru> writes:

>> While I don't mind that we expand the number of people with commit access,
>> I firmly oppose doing changes directly on master, any change should first
>> be a PR. If there're more people who can close a PR, those PRs will be open
>> for a shorter amount of time.

> Many people come and say that. The sad truth is that we lack the resources
> to do development like that. Whatever the benefits of this approach, we
> cannot afford the costs.

> The low observed rate of PR merges means that we need people who do many
> correct small updates to perform them directly on master for the project to
> be able to actually accomplish something except the trivial updates.

I entirely agree, Michael.  As one of the people who commits directly to
master, I have to say that if every small change/fix I wanted to make had to
go through a PR, I'd contribute much less, simply due to lack of energy.


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